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GAO reviewed the Army's Apache Longbow helicopter program to determine if its operational requirements will be met, focusing on whether the Apache Longbow will meet: (1) the validated key performance requirement for vertical rate of climb (VROC); and (2) the requirement to transfer target data between Apache Longbow helicopters.

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Recommendations

Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should reassess the Apache Longbow program to determine whether its performance capabilities will be sufficient to meet its critical warfighting missions.
Closed - Not Implemented

Recommendation status is Closed - Not Implemented.

DOD plans to take no action on the recommendation to reassess the Apache Longbow helicopter program to determine whether its performance capabilities will be sufficient to meet its critical warfighting missions. It noted that "past analyses have consistently shown that the Apache Longbow, given that it meets its performance requirements--which it does--can meet its critical warfighting missions. There is no need to repeat those analyses."

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